Smell of tiger precedes tiger

Smell of tiger precedes tiger
Author: André Príncipe
Publisher: Pierre von Kleist Editions
Language: English
Pages: 220
Size: 20 x 25 cm
Weight: 991 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-989-97763-1-9
Availability: In stock
Price: €38.00
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'Smell of tiger precedes tiger' is an existentialist travelogue.

André Príncipe travelled from Lisbon to Tokyo by land and by sea, with a desire to escape, to go places far away. The initial feelings of uneasiness and alienation fade as empty bars and hotel rooms give place to windows of trains and the vastness of the desert, and return as we approach the Asian big cities. The strongly cinematic sequence was designed to be read from right to left as well as from left to right, expressing the circular aspect of the journey.

'I was already far away, in a city, and wanted to go to the mountains. Asking around, I came up with a phone number. I told him where I wanted to go and where I came from, and in his very poor English, he managed to tell me that he'd never seen a Portuguese, even though his grandfather had been half-Portuguese. He also told me it would be okay to go with him. We were quiet most of the time, walking through the forests. "Eat, sleep now, stop," he would say, and then he would smile. It was difficult for him to understand my question, but when he finally understood, he said, "Smell of tiger precedes tiger." I was astounded at his sudden mastery of English. He said nothing more. For the next hours we walked in silence. Our footsteps echoing through the forest.'
--- André Príncipe, from the Lisbon/Tokyo notebooks

André Principe (b. Porto,1976)

Studied Psychology and Film.
Lived in London, NYC and traveled widely before settling in Lisbon.
He is a photographer and a filmmaker, as well as a publisher.
Solo exhibitions at Centro Português de Fotografia, Encontros da Imagem (Braga), and Galeria Fernando Santos. Collective shows in Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Barcelona and London.
Published "Tunnels", at Booth-Clibborn editions (London); "Master and Everyone", "I thought you knew where all of the elephants lie down" (2010) and "O Perfume do Boi" (2012) in his own publisher Pierre von Kleist editions.
Directed many short films and in 2010 co-directed with Marco Martins the documentary "Traces of a Diary", a 16mm prize winner film shot in Japan with Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, and Gerry Badger, among others.

Color, b&w
November 2012